Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Season 2 Episode 6 Review

Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Season 2 Episode 6 Review

Fitz and His Master

Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Season 2 Episode 6 didn’t go where I expected it to. I never thought Rudeus would end up buying a slave. Or, did Zanoba buy her? Either way, what is this, The Rising of the Shield Hero?

Before we get to that, though, there are a few other things I want to go over. And the first has to do with how exactly Sylphiette is going to cure Rudy’s ED. We know from the Man-God that investigating the mass teleportation will help. And by doing so, Rudy has reconnected with Sylphiette — even if he doesn’t realize it.

So, in my review of Episode 5, I laid out a few paths Rudy could go down. And one of these paths — sleeping with Sylphiette — seems more likely now. The previous two arcs and context clues in Episode 6 lead me to believe that.

Rudeus and Fitz from the anime series Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Season 2 Episode 6
Rudeus and Fitz

First, how did the previous two arcs go down? In the last arc, Rudy had a chance to sleep with Sara but failed. We can assume this is in part because he doesn’t have much of a relationship with her. But, what about the arc before that?

In the final arc of the first season, Rudy successfully beds Eris (his cousin). Unlike Sara, Eris had a close relationship with Rudy. And who else do we know with a close relationship with Rudy? Sylphiette, the apparent main girl of the current University of Magic arc.

Additionally, Rudy “feels something” when he looks at Fitz, who he assumes is male. Based on his statements, we can assume that feeling might have something to do with arousal. So, how’s he going to feel when he learns that Fitz is Sylphiette? His conflicted feelings will disappear and he’ll add Sylphiette to his body count.

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A Casual Trip to the Slave Market

Before we get into the whole slave market thing, I need to mention something I forgot about Zanoba. In the previous review, I was wondering why he would be a special student. Being royalty doesn’t seem to be enough. But, Zanoba is special.

What I forgot is that Zanoba has superhuman strength. Maybe we already know how he came to have this strength and I forgot that, too. But, I’m guessing it’s some kind of divine blessing. The only problem for Zanoba is that he doesn’t seem to have any talent for magic.

Now, the most surprising thing about Episode 6 was the trip to the slave market. When Rudy doesn’t know how to help Zanoba create figures, Sylphiette suggests a slave. And, much to my surprise, Rudy goes along with this and doesn’t see anything wrong with it. Ah, yes, a slave! Of course!

Zanoba Shirone from the anime series Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Season 2 Episode 6
Zanoba Shirone

Since this slave is going to make figures for Zanoba, I assume Zanoba is paying. And, well, he’s a member of royalty. So, he shouldn’t have any problem with the price. But, the way Rudy talked about buying a slave made it sound like he was the one making the purchase.

Regardless of who’s putting up the money, Rudy’s the one who goes in as the buyer. He’s the one who picks out the slave and checks to see if she’ll be good for the job. And, between himself, Zanoba, and Sylphiette, he’s the one who’s most comfortable there.

Of course, that’s not to say that Rudy is okay with slavery. He might be. I have no idea. But, of the three, he’s the one who’s already used to seeing the worst of humanity. At this point, even seeing child slaves doesn’t phase him. Which, you know, probably isn’t good.

Juliette the Dwarf

The slave Rudy picks out, in the end, is a 6-year-old dwarf he names Juliette. He selected a dwarf because they’re good at crafting things. And he wanted the slave to be young because that would make teaching them magic easier. And, it would increase their mana capacity.

We can also assume Juliette was pretty cheap as far as slaves go. She’s not a combat slave. And she was malnourished at the time of purchase. Juliette also can’t speak human languages and is unable to read. Though, Rudy should be able to fix both of those problems.

One thing that stood out to me, though, was Juliette’s appearance. She doesn’t look any different than a human. Sure, she’s short. But, she’s also 6 years old. Will she stay short? Is there some other physical distinction between humans and dwarves?

Juliette the dwarf slave from the anime series Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Season 2 Episode 6
Juliette the dwarf slave

You can tell an elf apart from a human by their long, pointed ears. But, as far as I can see, there’s nothing about Juliette that stands out as “dwarven” (dwarvish?). So, is there something else that separates dwarves from humans? Do they have some unique ability humans don’t? Is it purely genetic?

Something to keep in mind is that not all non-human races look different than humans. For example, take the demons. A lot of demons don’t look like humans and are obviously demons. However, there are some, like the Migurdia clan, who look exactly like humans.

Did you forget that Roxy isn’t a human? She’s a demon. But, despite looking like humans, the Migurds do have some notable differences. They live much longer, appear young for their age, and can communicate telepathically.

Anyway, we also now know the small girl in the ED is Juliette, not “Miss Silent.”

Conclusion

What do you think of Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Season 2 Episode 6? Are you expecting Rudy to sleep with Sylphiette? Were you surprised by Rudy’s reaction to Sylphiette suggesting buying a slave? And what do you think is the difference between humans and dwarves? Let me know in the comments.

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My review of Episode 7 is available now.

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